2007-2008

WPI Theatre Group to Present Shakespeare's 'Romeo & Juliet' Nov. 15-17


Masque, the theatre organization at WPI, and the Department of Humanities and Arts, will present William Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy "Romeo & Juliet" -- with a twist -- at 8 p.m. Nov. 15 to 17 in WPI's Little Theatre, located behind Sanford Riley Hall. The technical and support staff of mostly undergraduate students has created a production that will display new approaches to live performance with integrated video, live audio, and live music.

What

Masque, the theatre organization at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and the Department of Humanities and Arts, will present William Shakespeare's classic romantic tragedy Romeo & Juliet with a twist; the play is set in the near future. The technical and support staff of mostly undergraduate students has created a production that will display new approaches to live performance with integrated video, live audio (backstage), and live music (onstage).

Who

Professor Susan Vick is directing, and student Christopher Kingsley is the producer. WPI graduate Christopher Osborn will co-star as Romeo, and senior Sara Gouveia will play Juliet. The 25-member cast features undergraduate students, faculty, alumni, and community members.

When

Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 15-17, 2007
Performances at 8 p.m. (Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.)

Where

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Little Theatre (rear of Sanford Riley Hall)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

Cost

$5 for admission. Tickets will be on sale through Nov. 16 in WPI's Campus Center, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (and 3-5 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 14 in Salisbury Laboratories, Room 20.) They will also be sold on the night of each performance starting at 7:30 p.m.

November 12, 2007

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu